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bcochofel





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 03:44:43 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question

Is there a way to play a HD DVD on Vista. I purchased a movie without
realizing that it was in this format (which I know nothing about) and not
only does Media Center not seem to be able to play it but Explorer doesn't
seem to recognize that there is a disk in the DVD player. Sorry for my
ignorance on this subject but can anyone help?

Regards
Chris Saunders

Windows Vista10  
 
 
Martin





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 03:44:43 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question



> Is there a way to play a HD DVD on Vista. I purchased a movie without
> realizing that it was in this format (which I know nothing about) and not
> only does Media Center not seem to be able to play it but Explorer doesn't
> seem to recognize that there is a disk in the DVD player. Sorry for my
> ignorance on this subject but can anyone help?
>
> Regards
> Chris Saunders

Hi Chris,

You need a special HD DVD drive to play that type of DVD.

HTH

Martin

 
 
Gary





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 05:23:53 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question A regular HD DVD drive will also work.



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>


>> Is there a way to play a HD DVD on Vista. I purchased a movie without
>> realizing that it was in this format (which I know nothing about) and not
>> only does Media Center not seem to be able to play it but Explorer
>> doesn't seem to recognize that there is a disk in the DVD player. Sorry
>> for my ignorance on this subject but can anyone help?
>>
>> Regards
>> Chris Saunders
>
> Hi Chris,
>
> You need a special HD DVD drive to play that type of DVD.
>
> HTH
>
> Martin

 
 
Andrew





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 06:16:08 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question [This followup was posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general and
a copy was sent to the cited author.]



> Is there a way to play a HD DVD on Vista. I purchased a movie without
> realizing that it was in this format (which I know nothing about) and not
> only does Media Center not seem to be able to play it but Explorer doesn't
> seem to recognize that there is a disk in the DVD player. Sorry for my
> ignorance on this subject but can anyone help?

HD-DVD's usually come in a red-edged case. Blu-Ray come in blue-edged
cases.

To read HD-DVD's, you need an HD-DVD drive. The same goes for Blu-Ray. A
standard DVD drive will not recognize either HD format.

Unless you want to buy a new drive (standalone or computer, both are
$$$$$) and have a powerful enough computer, try and return it. Even
though it is open, hopefully the stores will allow for that. Otherwise,
you have learned a lesson.

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Andre





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 06:45:19 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question Windows Vista has native support for HD DVD disk, as long as you have the
appropriate optical drive installed in your computer.
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> Is there a way to play a HD DVD on Vista. I purchased a movie without
> realizing that it was in this format (which I know nothing about) and not
> only does Media Center not seem to be able to play it but Explorer doesn't
> seem to recognize that there is a disk in the DVD player. Sorry for my
> ignorance on this subject but can anyone help?
>
> Regards
> Chris Saunders


 
 
Chris





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 07:37:53 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question First my thanks to all who replied.

If I purchase one of these HD DVD's will I also need a special monitor?
Sorry but I'm totally ignorant on this subject.

Regards
Chris Saunders

 
 
Charles





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 12:17:37 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question What ever pixel resolution that you monitor has is what you will get.


> First my thanks to all who replied.
>
> If I purchase one of these HD DVD's will I also need a special monitor?
> Sorry but I'm totally ignorant on this subject.
>
> Regards
> Chris Saunders

 
 
Cal





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 12:47:39 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question Are there any HD DVD computer drives?

All I have seen is Blu Ray player/recorders from Sony and Pioneer.


I Bleed Blue and Gold
GO BEARS!




> What ever pixel resolution that you monitor has is what you will get.


>> First my thanks to all who replied.
>>
>> If I purchase one of these HD DVD's will I also need a special monitor? Sorry
>> but I'm totally ignorant on this subject.
>>
>> Regards
>> Chris Saunders
>


 
 
Telstar





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 14:30:08 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question


> Are there any HD DVD computer drives?

Yes....but the only ones I have seen are OEM installed in new computers.


 
 
Telstar





PostPosted: Mon Dec 24 14:32:15 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question I.E.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3119391&Sku=A180-1505&SRCCODE=GOOGLEBASE&CMP=OTC-GOOGLEBASE




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>> Are there any HD DVD computer drives?
>
> Yes....but the only ones I have seen are OEM installed in new computers.
>
>


 
 
zachd





PostPosted: Tue Dec 25 02:09:42 PST 2007 Top

Windows Vista >> HD DVD Question
Look up the LG GGC-H20LI , for example. Not that that's what I got myself
for Xmas... oh wait, it is. =)

... mainly to play some DVD-9s that didn't work well on my previous drive,
really, but the HD/BR "bonus" was worth it. No "write" capabilities and
still early generation, but -- pretty much spot on for *my* needs. =)

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> Are there any HD DVD computer drives?
>
> All I have seen is Blu Ray player/recorders from Sony and Pioneer.
>
>
> I Bleed Blue and Gold
> GO BEARS!
>
>


>> What ever pixel resolution that you monitor has is what you will get.


>>> First my thanks to all who replied.
>>>
>>> If I purchase one of these HD DVD's will I also need a special monitor?
>>> Sorry but I'm totally ignorant on this subject.
>>>
>>> Regards
>>> Chris Saunders
>>
>
>